I am really delighted to have accepted a role at the Royal Opera House Bridge as the Programme Manager Arts Award.
This is a role three days a week on a nine month contract and it is base at the High House Production Park in Purfleet and I start on the 19th of May.
This will take advantage of all of my knowledge of Arts Award that I have gained working for Trinity College London developing the Arts Award Supporter programme and being an Arts Award consultant for a couple of projects working in my local area.
I will be helping schools and organisations across the Bridge patch of Thurrock, Kent, Southend, Essex, Hertsfordshire and Bedfordshire to embed Arts Award into the work that they are doing, as well as providing support and encouragement for their projects.
As you probably know I genuinely believe in the Arts Award and what it does and I am pleased to be part of the Bridge team. In case you are not familiar with the role of Bridges, there are ten organisations working across the country with detailed knowledge of their ‘patch’ – they are part of the Arts Council England’s reach to engage children and young people with the arts and cultural sector. You can find out more here.
I really feel that this role fits with the work that I have been doing over the past couple of years and it is a great opportunity for me to work as part of a team who helps arts and cultural organisations to engage with children and young people. It really does take advantage of my knowledge of education, the arts and Arts Award in particular.
So, I am now at full capacity until the end of July as I am working on TICC for the street festival on the 19th of July and for Trinity 1 day a week continuing on my work on Arts Award Supporter. After July I will be focusing on my writing, developing some creative work and the occasional piece of consultancy and teaching.